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. >>> the democratic national convention wraps up tonight in north carolina with a speech from president obama. katie marzullo joins us. >> reporter: president obama will make his case for reelection tonight but you are going to hear this morning on "good morning america" the white house senior adviser saying he does not anticipate a big bounce in the polls following the convention that the race will remain tight until election day. the last night former president clinton made his own case for president obama's reelection. president clinton fired up the delegates and got a hug from president obama after his speech. bill clinton validated the current president's plan and said no president could fully repair the damage in four years. democratic lawmakers from california and here in the bay area are gushing over his performance. senator boxer said she was "over the moon." >> bill clinton is such a great teacher, he laid it out. >> that was the very best. i think the quintessential speech. >> it was clintonesque. >> reporter: before president obama takes to the stage tonight delegates will hear from vice
president obama's foreign policy. president obama will be speaking shortly at the clinton global initiative as well. president obama will speak before the u.n. general assembly this morning. busy day ahead for the two men trying to win the white house for the next four years. >>> 6:23. how about a little sports action. nl west champions giants begin final three game home stan at at&t park tonight. a's in texas still fighting for a playoff spot rangers came from behind last night. tying game with a two run homer in the 7th rangers win 5-4. >> tonight we find out which of the all-stars couples going home. competition is so tpaoefrz the judges are giving half point scores. -- ♪ >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >>> last night former football star emmitt smith and his partner sheryl b tackled the cha-cha. sheryl from the from the peninsula, we always root for her they topped the evening 11 other dumps in the middle, finishing last pamela anderson and mcmanus results show tonight. >>> today on katie barbra streisand makes a rare television appearance. she talks about performing with her son. >> i
things right now. president obama at the pentagon for a 9/11 memorial ceremony. we want to take threw. here's a live look arlington, virginia we just saw the president, first lady, defense secretary panetta arrive at an easel that was set up and have a moment of silence at a wreath hung there the president and leon panetta, also the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff will make remark there is. for now you see the crowd and the flag hanging from the pfpbt gone behind the group. another live look now -- ground zero in new york city. family members reading all 2977 names of the people who killed in the twin towers. they began the hours long process, 30, 40 minutes ago. for the first time no politicians are going to participate following that theme, president obama and mitt romney have pulled their negative ad campaigns for the day. let's listen in now live as some of those names are read. . christine eagan, michael eagan. samantha martin eagan. lisa karen airwick. >> reporter: this process will go on for hours this morning. about 45 minutes ago at -- [ inaudible ] the president and fi
carolina. karen traverse takes a look ahead to the dnc and why the stakes are so high for president obama and the nation. >> president obama has less than 70 days to convince voters to stay the course. >> that's why i am running for president. , president of the united states of america! >> democrats need to make the election a choice between president obama's plans for economic recovery and that of republicans. not a referendum on the president' record. >> president obama's theme to the election has been forward. that he will take the country forward. he has to actually show how he's going to do that. >> but with a struggling economy, that hasn't been easy. polls show that americans have grown increasingly frustrated with the president's handling of the economy and that's making this a very tight race. >> we know we still have a lot of work to do to get to where we need to be. but we are going to get there! >> next week in charlotte it will be up to democrats to tout the obama presidency. >> because my healthcare law, obamacare, you know, i call his plan romney doesn't care. >> a reignit
page. go to facebook.com/abc7news. >>> in less than an hour, president obama is expected to depart charlotte, north carolina after accepting his party's nails for president last night. -- party's nomination for president last night >> the president: america, i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. >> stay with the abc7 morning news we'll have a complete wrap up of the dnc in our next half hour including the speaker that had one of the night's prominent speakers in tears. >>> 6:06. what kind of weekend do we have ahead? >> it is going to be nice by the fact that it is a weekend. how about the weather company >> we've been listening to lisa argen. >> you guys got it all covered. it is really going to be simple out there, with low clouds and fog limited to the shoreline in the morning hours and plenty of sunshine. with our live doppler 7 hd clouds marin, napa and sonoma. we look for earlier sunshine, with
is personal for president obama. katie marzullo join us live with more. >> reporter: michelle obama was certainly a crowd pleaser tonight's line-up is expected to get rave reviews from democrats. attorney general kamala harris is scheduled to speak at 6:00, harris rose to national fame after winning a massive settlement from the big banks. president clinton will speak sometime after 7:00. democrats are eager to portray the president, president obama's economic policies as mirroring those of clinton who presided during a time of prosperity. clinton has been actively campaigning for the president. last night it was all about the first lady she talked of her husband's character and charmed the audience. >> come together and stand together for the man we can trust! >> she did everything that i thought she was going to do and we are all fired up and ready to go, great speech. >> reporter: the mayor of san antonio, texas julian castro gave the keynote address he's the first latino to give that high profile speech considered an up and comer in the democratic party. remember, president obam
this morning that president obama and secretary of state clinton will hold a news conference or at least will speak in a few minutes from washington we'll bring that to you live. for the first time since 1979 a u.s. ambassador has been killed obvious cease, this time he's a bay area native. katie marzullo -- killed overseas, this time he's a bay area native. >> reporter: i have video of ambassador chris stevens in an introduction video when he became ambassador in may of this year. i'm going to lay that in just a second. first i'll explain whats what happened overnight. members of a radical islamic group stormed the u.s. embassy in -- >> growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as a piece corp volunteer. i worked as an -- as a peace corps volunteer. i worked in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. >> reporter: that was the online video on youtube that you heard. stevens we've learned this morning, 50-years-old, he went to piedmont high, uc
in utah, solidly red state. new polls find romney slightly behind president obama in wisconsin, ohio and virginia. the gallup poll shows the two remain neck-and-neck nationally. stay with abc7 morning news much more on the race for president, coming up. >>> a story only on abc7 news, napa state hospital stepping up security to protect employees. replacing old lanyards that could be used by violent patients to strangle hospital workers. the new lanyards are the brain child of a hospital tech. three break i was split apart easy fully an attacker pulls too hard. alarm embedded signals hospital police. the new alarms will launch -- -- launched last month two years after a tech was strangled by patient. >>> bisexual pride celebrated in berkeley, declared september 20 nerd, is bisexual pride and bi-visibility day. councilmember didn't even -- berkeley is believed to be the first city in the nation to officially proclaim day recognizing bisexual people. >>> :07. a lot going on today, hopefully, you got the weather to cooperate. >> mike recommends light jacket. >>> a few clouds not as thick
president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big warming trend comes in with a vengeance six degrees warmer tomorrow, couple more friday and couple more saturd
to bloomberg, at the new york stock exchange. >>> :04, president obama sending his condolences to the family of the florida police officer struck and kill over the weekend while escorting his motorcade. it happened yesterday -- a pick-up truck hit the officer as he prepared to shutdown a highway. the officer died at a hospital, no charges have been filed against the driver. >>> days after the end of the democratic national convention, president obama is enjoying a post convention bounce in the polls and treasury. katie marzullo joins us live from the breaking news center. >> reporter: his advisers said he did not expect the president to get much of a bum after the convention but he did new gallup poll has president obama five point as head of romney. he got a boost from one voter in florida, the bear hug seen around the world. the president popped into a pizza parlor in fort pierce and the owner maybe got a little carried away. president obama was courting seniors criticizing romney's health care plan. romney said we would not repeal all of the president's new law. >> the president: here the
to make their case to the nation as to why president obama deserves another four years. this week they roll out big names in politics as well as hollywood michelle obama bill clinton and the president himself to center stars. -- to superstars. >>> one california delegate has already been sent home after two members were found to be intoxicated when they arrived at their hotel. two partied into the wee hours of sunday morning in the lobby of their charlotte hotel one passed out and taken to the hospital the other allegedly we lidge rent with hotel staff and arrested after -- belligerent -- >> the others have been released if from the -- [ unintelligible ] >>> mark matthews will be live all week from the convention. follow him on facebook also tweeting. >>> exhausting night for southern california firefighters battling a 3600 acre wildfire in the angeles national forest they worked through the night trying to contain the fire that broke out yesterday in the san gabriel mountains, thirdmiles east of l.a., authorities evacuated the resort which typically has 12,000 on a holiday weeken
reporter karen traverse reports. >> what was once seen as solidly in president obama's corner, but with just six weeks in election day, the badger state may be up for grabs. the president made his first stop in wisconsin since february. mitt romney has been there 17 times since then. in 2008 mr. obama won wisconsin by 14 points but knee policy show a tight race. romney was fundraising in california with his running mate who stumped in battleground florida. >> the president came in with hope and change. well, hope has fell away from us. >> ryan said the obama administration has failed on the economy. >> we must restore the american idea of opportunity. of upward mobility. >> let's hear a greeting! [cheers and applause] >> vice president biden campaigned in new hampshire. the granite state has only four electoral vote but both campaigns are fighting hard for them. >> never, never, never have we built this country from the top down. it's always been built from the middle out. >> rallying union members in manchester, biden said the romney-ryan economic plan to take the country ba
, everyone. the first debate against president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. the exarch trail duties fell to their running mates. vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes, but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a different stage with the high st
. president obama called 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. secretary of state hillary clinton new him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant, and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after yesterday's ceremonies, the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher stevens' funeral are pending. >>> this morning our media partner, the mercury news, reported a caltrain operator smoked marijuana before a near disaster. passengers jumped for their lives as a speeding train came down on them at 75 miles an hour. the passengers were legally crossing the tracks when the train going on the opposite track almost hit them. it was a close call but no one was hurt. cal strain said the engineer who was stopped at the station tested positive for pot after the incident and both engineers should have been in radio contact. they are on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation. >>> this morning in southern california, firefight
sharing the stage back in florida. and president obama began a three-day tour with two stops in iowa. abc news reporter chuck severson has the latest on the race to the white house. >>> just days before the democratic convention, president obama launched a road to charlotte tour in battleground iowa, trying to recapture the wave of enthusiasm he rode four years ago. he's trying to convince voters not to let republicans put the country in reverse. stay the course instead. >> we've got a lot more work to do. we've got more doors of opportunity to open to every single american who is willing to work hard and work through them. we've come too far to turn back now! >> it could be a tough sell with the unemployment rate at 8.3% and fears the ailing economy will relapse into a recession. gop presidential nominee mitt romney told supporters in ohio mr. obama dropped the ball and it's time to change the game plan. >> he was going to create more jobs, and today 23 million people are out of work or have stopped looking for work or are underemployed. let me tell you, if you have a coach that's 0 and
the game at 8:30. have a great weekend. i'm larry beil. >> coming up next, why president obama is criticizing congress this morning. also republican presidential candidate mitt romney makes a brief bay area appearance at a peninsula fundraiser and while switzerland's national >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney released his tax returns for last year. they show they made $13.7 million, paid about $2 million in taxes and that puts his tax rate at just over 14%. just as that came out, he made a brief bay area appearance last night at a fundrazor on the peninsula. he arrived at the strawberry hill estate in hillsboro, sponsored by former secretary of state george shultz and his wife, and meg whitman was there. supporters and protesters turned out. >> we don't know what the romney plan is. i would love to hear it, but i don't think they are going to tell us. so if they are going to go back to the bush era, we are in for a very scary time. >> when i hear barack obama, who doesn't know the difference between a general and an admiral when he made a mistake last week or ca
. -- we have republican presidential candidate mitt romney reaction to new polls showing president obama pulling ahead in swing states. >>> does apple have another glitch? problem some own >>> welcome back. 60s along the coast more sunshine than yesterday, 70s bay sunshine an hour earlier 80s inland to 90s in the east bay valleys, last three hours of doppler you can see it is dry up and down across the state with low to mid 90s around chico and sacramento, 69 big sur tahoe isolated thunderstorm possible today and tomorrow dry near 80 into the weekend thunderstorm around yosemite possible today and tomorrow temperatures will be in the 90s as we head towards saturday and sunday. down south southern california 80s and 90s in los angeles and san diego over the weekend. time for us to talk about some money. you can win, abc7 is about to make someone $49,000 richer, go to facebook.com/abc7news and like us we'll announce the winner october 18th after the 49ers take on the seahawks. if you already liked us you still have a chance go to our facebook page and click that $49,000 button that will ta
is in the million of a ten day asian tour. >> eric: president obama's reelection campaign is getting a big boost from beyonce and jay c is holding a fund-raiser at a nightclub in new york. she wrote an e-mail she would do whatever it takes to help him stay in the white house. tickets topping $40,000 each. >> paul ryan is campaigning in virginia after he made a return trip to capitol hill. he left the campaign trail to vote on a federal spending bill to keep the government running for the next six months. it's the result of an agreement with the white house. it pushes back another budget battle until after the november election. >> obama administration is bracing for more violent protests in the muslim world following friday prayers. angry demonstrations against a anti-muslim film in egypt. protestors facing off against egyptian security forces. meantime, this is what is left of the u.s. consulate in libya after it was attacked by militants on tuesday night. in an attack that killed the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, two of the three americans were former navy seals who
for an end to the 90s policy. president obama later signed that ledge . -- legislation. >>> mitt romney returns to the bay area for a fundraising visit tomorrow, private $50,000 per person event set to take place at strawberry hill estate in mills borrow. rom rhee swung through in july attending fundraisers in san francisco and dinner at a home and private lunch in wood side. he's trying to pivot his campaign back to economic issues after the firestorm ing his private comments to wealthy donor that 47% of americans see themselves as victims. he addressed the comments during a forum last night in the battleground state of florida. quickly moved on to the economy. >> my campaign is about the 100% of america and i'm considered about them. i'm concerned about the fact that over the past four years, life has become harder for americans. >> president obama will speak to the same forum today in coral gables, florida. romney moves on to sarasota. >>> man accused of the theater massacre is expected back in court. 10 new charges were filed against james holmes yesterday he faces mo want -- more t
for the latest on how is doing and what is next for her. >>> new this morning the obama administration is spending 70,000 on new tv ads not for the upcoming election. the white house bought ads on pakistani tv to condemn the controversial video mocks prophet mohammed. the new ads feature both president obama and secretary of state clinton. >>> the man accused of that deadly shooting at a colorado movie theater now looks very different. james holmes appeared in court his hair brown not that bright orange we saw after the shootings. at the hearing prosecutors gave up their effort to see a notebook holmes made to a psychiatrist the night of the shootings saying they don't want to hold up that case. >>> key witness in a closely watched trial, kato kaelin testified in o.j. simpson's 1995 murder trial he said at the time he heard thumps the night nicole brown simpson and ron goldman were killed. now he tells the post, the statute of limitations has passed so i can say, yes he did it. kaelin says he's making the admission because he no longer fears perjury charges. he says he was too scared t
-- ♪ ♪ >> less than one week until the first debate between president obama and mitt romney and both will be spending the weekend getting ready. the president will be in nevada this weekend for his preparation. romney campaign trying to lower expectations, released a memo yesterday, calling the president one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. romney's team goes on to add the debates will not decide the election in iowa early voting already underway. this is yesterday in iowa city, 32 other state as will you early voting, including california in 2008, 30% of all votes were cast before election day either by mail or in person. that percentage is expected to be higher this year. >>> congressman todd akin is running for senate in missouri his opponent is incumbent claire mccaskill the two recently debated after he told a newspaper mccaskill was aggressive towards him he said she was more ladylike in her 2006 election than this time around. several democrats are calling the comments demeaning to women. >>> apple's ceo tim cook apologizes for problems with the
-ryan ticket is slamming the obama administration for yesterday's weak jobs report for the month of august. only 96,000 new jobs were created last month, 35,000 fewer than expected. the jobless rate fell to 8.1%, but only because a lot of people stopped looking for work. in fact, the u.s. workforce has fallen to its lowest level in 31 years. >> this morning more than two dozen bus drivers in the north bay are facing the prospect of losing their jobs. the golden gate transit could be laying off as many as 36 bus drivers. off as many as 36 bus drivers. it could happen if they lose the contract to provide bus service in marin county. right now they pay to operate their bus routes. but under a renegotiated contract, it could save the county millions and the transit district could keep the contract but provide 25% less service. it will be discussed during a september 17th meeting. >>> on the other side of the coin, bay area companies will be filling more than 300 positions during next week's job fair. that event will be at the hotel whitcom on market street in san francisco from noon to four on
spoke during that period as well, senator barack obama turnedded that national exposure into a run for the white house. >>> you can get instant updates from political reporter mark matthews covering the convention all weeklong by following him on our facebook page mark is also tweeting. >>> san francisco school that was flooded by a water main break a week ago will resume classes this morning, earlier than first thought. the school brought in a company that specializes in water cleanup after testing for for moisture, mold and mildew, experts determined the school is safe to reopen. the news not as good for the convent next door which suffered most of the damage. that could stay closed for weeks. the water main is part of the city upgrade project, completed eight months ago. >>> 6:37, time for a check on the weather. it is grey out there with fog along the coast >> let's take a look at dry air on top and try to get the timing down dry air represented by the original deeper tropical moisture to our south, green, yellow, reds, uncutting it now with the cloud cover by noon clouds are b
on facebook. >> topping the news. president obama is trying to encourage the recovery of the housing market this morning by making it the subject of his weekly address. he wants republicans to congress to support his plan to help homeowners he hurt by the collapse of the housing market to pass bills to help homeowners refinance at lower rates. >> i sent congress the plan to give everyone a chance to safe about $3,000 a year on their mortgages by refinancing their mortgage rates. republicans in congress work to keep it from even get to go a vote. >> the republican response blames the collapse of the housing market on u.s. corporate tax rates that push jobs overseas. they are calling for a pro growth tax code to help bring those jobs back. new this morning, today is the day you can turn in unwanted prescription medications with no questions asked. it's a national effort by the drug enforcement administration or dea to help you rid your home of potentially dangerous, expire, unwanted or unused prescription drugs. bay area police agencies are opening their doors this morning from ten to two thi
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